Internet Tips - Clear Your Temporary Internet Files ~ Life Is Great

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Internet Tips - Clear Your Temporary Internet Files

As you surf the web, every page, every graphic, cookie, etc. Is saved in your temporary Internet files. Why is this? Well, for one, if you visit a page often it brings up the files from the cache rather than getting them online, thus making the page appear quicker. The down side is that this can cause an old page to come up when content may have changed on the real page. Another negative is that these cached pages take up space on your hard drive.

The good news is that you can dump them. If you regularly run Disk Cleanup, then the Temporary Internet Files will be emptied in the process. Go to Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools . DC looks for files you don't need then displays them. Make sure that "temporary Internet Files" is selected then click OK .

If you just want to remove temp files, with Internet Explorer you go to Tools/Internet Options , then under "Temporary Internet Files" click the "Delete Files" button.

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